How Do I... Setup Office 365 as an IMAP Account?

Please note the IMAP mail protocol is enabled but not officially supported.  If you connect to Office 365 via the IMAP protocol, you will be able to read your email but not take advantage of other integrated features e.g. calendar and contact access from anywhere.  For the best user experience we recommend using a mail client that supports an exchange account setup.

The IMAP server settings to connect to the Western Office 365 mail system are:

NOTE: You will need to use the full Western email address and password to connect.

Incoming Settings

  • Type: IMAP
  • Server Hostname – outlook.office365.com
  • Port – 993
  • SSL Type – SSL/TLS
  • Authentication – Normal Password
  • Username - full Western Email address i.e., email@uwo.ca

Outgoing Settings

  • Server Hostname – smtp.office365.com
  • Port – 587
  • SSL Type – STARTTLS
  • Authentication – Normal Password
  • Username - full Western Email address i.e., email@uwo.ca

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